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Tag Archives: genre fiction
What is “Genre”?
Late last week, I received a request to edit someone’s manuscript. Once I asked what the genre was, I never heard back. A friend suggested that the potential client didn’t know what “genre” meant. I’ve been so steeped in this … Continue reading
Posted in write tips, Writing, Writing Tips Tagged Blake Snyder, Donald Maass, genre fiction, genre mash-ups 5 Comments
The thing most writers are afraid of, and the one thing we must learn to master in our writing, is emotional truth. According to John Vorhaus, contributor to WriterUnboxed: . . . we’re still afraid. In conveying emotional truth on … Continue reading
Posted in write tips, Writing, Writing Tips Tagged #amwriting, comedy, drama, emotions, genre fiction, genre writing, getting in touch with your emotions, Writing, writing emotions 6 Comments
Learning the Genre: Backstory Presentation in Women’s Fiction
Women’s Fiction is about the problems women face and how they overcome them. But it’s in the presentation of those problems where WF writers catch a break not readily available to other genre authors–they can use more backstory. Which makes … Continue reading
Posted in Writing, Writing Tips Tagged genre fiction, women's fiction, Writing, Writing Tips 8 Comments
The Curious World of Women’s Fiction
Ever since I discovered my own format for The Cat Lady’s Secret was wrong, I’ve been studying the format and structure for Women’s Fiction, and I’m learning a few things. Over the next several posts, I’ll be exploring WF books, three … Continue reading
Posted in Writing, Writing Tips Tagged genre fiction, literature, women's fiction, Writing, Writing Tips 8 Comments